Press Release

QSM, a Software Estimation Firm, Awarded Contract with Army Cost Center

MCLEAN, VA, DEC. 14, 2011 – QSM, Inc., a leader in software process improvement and systems development estimation, announced today that the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE) has contracted QSM to provide a comprehensive cost methodology, which includes tools, consulting support, and on-site training.

The Army has worked successfully with QSM since 2004, having leveraged both QSM’s SLIM software estimation tools and consulting services. With the new contract, QSM will be providing estimation assistance on major ACAT 1 programs (major acquisition programs).  QSM will also help establish a metrics database with software data from the Defense and Cost Research Center (DCARC) and from DASA-CE data collection efforts. This database will be used for program analysis and evaluation. 

“QSM has a strong track record of repeat business with our DoD and other U.S. Federal Government clients,” said Joseph Madden, Vice President of QSM Consulting.  “In the past three years alone we have helped our government clients achieve over $500 million in cost savings and risk reduction.”

About Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM)

Founded in 1978 by one of the pioneers of software measurement, Larry Putnam, Sr., QSM offers estimation products and consulting that enable federal and commercial clients to estimate, track and benchmark projects. QSM tools and methods help software and systems developers negotiate achievable goals, set realistic expectations, and communicate more effectively with management and customers.  QSM offers the SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Suite of tools, which contains metrics from a worldwide database of more than 10,000 completed projects, enabling productivity benchmarking on the desktop. Using SLIM to dynamically run 'virtual project simulations," companies can model and forecast project releases to deliver on time, within budget with > 90% estimation accuracy.